PHILOSOPHY of MJSHS ATHLETIC PROGRAM
Competitive athletics plays an integral part in the educational program at MJSHS. The challenges associated with competition create learning experiences for all athletes and coaches. Interscholastic athletics offer the opportunity for students to be a part of a team, to serve their school, community, and to develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally. Athletes must be taught attitudes of good sportsmanship, fair play, and a respect for individual and team.
|Meet the Staff
|Athletic Director – Jeremy Markham
Jeremy Markham begins his fifth year as athletic director at Manchester Jr-Sr High School. Prior to becoming athletic director Jeremy spent 17 years as a collegiate football coach at three different colleges. His last stint was at Manchester College for the past 11 years in which he was an assistant football coach, assistant athletic director, and athletic recruiting coordinator. He was one of three finalists for American Football Coaches Association; Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2008 for Division III.
Jeremy earned his high school diploma from NorthWood High School in Nappanee, IN where he competed in football and track. He earned his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Manchester College in North Manchester, IN and his Master’s degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY in Secondary Education. He resides in North Manchester and has two children daughter Anna, and son Taylor.
|Athletic Secretary – Jo Kerr
Jo is a life long resident of North Manchester, and a graduate of Manchester High School. This is Jo’s 32nd year at MJSHS – 12 years as ECA Treasurer and 20 as athletic/guidance secretary. Jo and her husband Tom have two married children, Valerie (Ryan) and Nate (Leah) and 6 grandchildren, Brady, Carter, Kailea, Kaidyn, Ava and Alivia
|Athletic Trainer – Kevin Watson, LAT, ATC
Kevin graduated with a B.S. from Bowling Green State University in 1990. He resides in North Manchester with his wife, and has two sons. His favorite hobby is golf.